The Common Core State Standards in ELA provide a basis for the content and skills elementary students must know to prepare for high school, college, and careers, but they do not capture the art and science of teaching nor the knowledge of students and community that a teacher brings to the classroom. This course will help you bridge that gap. This course is designed to give the teacher a deep familiarity with the Core’s content and philosophy, including shifts toward informational text, complex text, and evidence-based thinking. The course provides the teacher with many opportunities to connect the Common Core in ELA to classroom practice in reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening.